The 50 "Coolest" Startups in Chicago!

Jasmine Slivka

14 days and over 200 nominations later, Chicago has spoken and the 50 "Coolest" Startups were published today! If you have not already heard; the CEC, in conjunction with the Sixth Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, has launched a city-wide contest to identify Chicago's Coolest Startup. 

So, why "Cool" you ask? We want to involve the community as much as possible in this contest, and are leaving the interpretation up to you. This could mean your favorite startup is growing quickly, has an awesome team, is building innovative products, or soving big issues (just a few examples of "cool"). Your nominations let us know there are some really great Chicago based startups that deserve recognition! The only criteria for the contest is the company must be based in Chicagoland, be less than 3 years old, and have fewer than 15 employees. 

Voting only lasts a week, so make sure you have a say here. The top 10 startups will be invited to pitch at 1871 in front of their fans and an awesome panel of judges on September 12th. (Want to attend? Register here). After the fun, a combination of our panelists and public vote will determine who moves on present at the Momentum Awards Dinner

Interested in who the Top 50 are? See below and vote here

AdYapper

Founding Kit

MobileX Labs

Risk I/O

SwipeSense

Blog Into Book

Fundology

Optyn

RIVS

ThinkCERCA

BucketFeet

Furywing

Pangea Payments

Rocketmiles

Tiesta Tea

Cards Against Humanity

Georama

Peter Field

SceneTap

UrbanBuddy

Caremerge

Heirlume

Point Drive

Shotfarm

Vintage Stories

Charlie Contacts

HighGround

Pretty Quick

SimpleRelevance

Waitbot

Conferences.io

I Paint My Mind

Push Wellness

SocialCrunch

WeDeliver

Ever Purse

Kapow Events

Rentalutions

Soundslice

Whittl

Fibroblast

Lock

Reverb

Stagebloc

WikiRoster

Food Genius

MarkITx

Review Trackers

StyleSeek

Winestyr

 

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Nicholas Monterotti

Peter Field is HONORED to be on this list regardless of the results, it's great to be amongst such great company.

Jared Steffes

Bummer, the 1871.com sites down. Must be too many hits for voting.

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